Adventure Trip, 8 days


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Our trip begins in San Carlos de Bariloche, from where we travel to Lake Correntoso, in the province of Neuquén.
After preparing and loading our kayaks, we set off and immediately begin to share a true natural treasure: the Lake District in Northern Patagonia, where snow-peaked mountains and volcanoes get so close for us to practically touch them.
We thus begin our outing in awe at the beauty of the high mountains reflected on the lakes, where the Nahuel Huapi National Park preserves large forests of native specimens. During the trip, we may appreciate the transition from the wet forest to the steppe, where in only 31 miles the amount of rainfall drops from 138 to 10 inches a year.

Programme

Previous day: If it is not possible for you to check in at our office, we ask that you call us on the previous day to confirm the exact time and place to pick you up, and so that we may answer any last-minute queries.

Day 1: We meet at the arranged place for the transfer to Lake Correntoso, where we become acquainted with our kayaks and the rest of the group while we pack. After a brief talk on kayaking safety and orientation, we are ready to begin our trip. We will kayak on this lake throughout the day, enjoying the surroundings.

Days 2, 3 and 4: During these days, we complete the tour around Lake Correntoso, kayaking along one of the shortest rivers in the world, the Correntoso River, to further enter Lake Nahuel Huapi, as part of a majestic tour. We spend here the following three days, always kayaking eastwards, towards the Rincón and Machete lake branches, and Victoria Island, with its Arrayanes forest.

Days 5 and 6: We leave behind the lake to enter the plentiful Limay River, which carries the waters of all Atlantic basin lakes. “Limay” means “crystal-clear” in the Mapuche aborigine tongue.
On the following day, we reach the place where the Limay and Traful rivers meet. The first trout in the Traful River was hatched back in 1903.

Days 7 and 8: After a full breakfast, we set forth in a 2-day trip to tour the last of the lakes formed by the Alicurá dam: Lake Ezequiel Ramos Mejía. This lake has an interesting history, with several ranches ending up underwater, and a ghost town surrounded by beautiful scenery that was home to 7000 souls during the construction of the dam.
Upon our arrival to the dam, we climb onboard a van to mark the end of our expedition with our return trip to the town of Bariloche.

Summary of the trip

Type:
8 days touring kayak
Start: 
Lake Correntoso
Difficulty level: 
Medium
Includes:
kayaks, rowing gear, english-speaking guides, delicious meals, camping gear (except for sleeping bag and insulation pads), insurance.
Sights/what to do: 
wildlife, Rivers, Photography, trekking.
Flora/Fauna: 
guanacos, birds, trout.

Requirements:

  1. Physical shape in accordance with the activity to carry out.
  2. Swimming ability.
  3. Will to strictly follow the indications of the guides, and to enjoy adventure in Patagonia.
  4. No prior experience required.
  5. Minimum number of passengers: 2.
  6. Read and accept the General Conditions and submit a signed copy of the Disclaimer.

 

Notes:
The outing is available from september to april, even with rain or snow.

Depending on weather conditions, the place of the outing could change.
We must bear in mind that this is a true touring kayak expedition, which means that we are self-sufficient, carrying in our kayaks everything we need for the trip.